San Diego Concrete Driveway Resurfacing
Concrete resurfacing is technically defined as applying a thin concrete overlay atop an existing concrete surface. It is used as a mask to improve the appearance of older projects. It is also used to restore strength and durability to concrete that has already been weakened by age, weathering, or heavy traffic.
While it can be used on any type of concrete, it is particularly popular for driveways because it can completely change the look of your home without having to go through a complete replacement. It is also much less expensive than a full replacement.
When it comes to concrete resurfacing, there are two basic types: micro topping and slurry. Microtopping is a very thin layer of concrete applied with a trowel or sprayer. It is typically only about 1/16 of an inch thick. Slurry, on the other hand, is a thicker mixture applied with a squeegee. It can be anywhere from 1/8 of an inch to 1/2 of an inch thick.
The type of resurfacing you choose will depend on the condition of your existing concrete, and what look you are going for. If your concrete is in good shape and you want to change the color or add a design, micro topping is a good option. The slurry will provide a more durable surface if your concrete is cracked, pitted, or otherwise damaged.
No matter which type of resurfacing you choose, the process is similar. First, the existing concrete is cleaned, and any loose material is removed. Next, a base coat is applied and allowed to dry. This provides a smooth surface for the resurfacing material to adhere to.
Once the base coat is dry, the resurfacing material is applied. For micro-topping this is done with a trowel or sprayer. For slurry, it is done with a squeegee. The material is then allowed to set and cure.
Once fully cured, the resurfaced concrete can be used just like any other concrete surface. It can be sealed, painted, or left as-is. Whether you choose micro-topping or slurry, resurfacing is a great way to improve the look of your home without breaking the bank.
Is My Driveway A Candidate For Resurfacing?
The short answer is: maybe. The best way to know for sure is to have a professional concrete contractor like us look at it. We will be able to assess the condition of your existing concrete and let you know if resurfacing is a good option.
In general, resurfacing is a good option if your driveway is:
- Made of concrete
- In good overall condition
- Not excessively cracked or damaged
- Not sunken or uneven
If your driveway is made of asphalt, resurfacing is not an option. Asphalt driveways must be replaced when they show signs of wear and tear.
If you need concrete driveway resurfacing in San Diego, contact San Diego Concrete Driveway Company. We will be able to assess your project and recommend the best course of action. We offer a wide range of services, including colored concrete driveway, concrete driveway replacement, imprinted concrete driveway, and more!
Contact us for more information. We are easy to reach at (619) 637-3200.